Signor Italian Shadow (a.k.a. Marco) has kindly sent these wonderful proverbs:
- "salta il cocomero e va in culo all'ortolano" =jump goes the melon and ends up in the farmer's ass: meaning that poor people often suffer just because the world is meant to be "random" that way. Notice that the farmer feed the melon to make it big... so if he's succesfull and the melon is huge, he will suffer a lot. if the melon is small, he won't have anything to eat. so it's a no-win situation.